After attending Matt Tietjen’s presentation on Coloring Complexity at the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society conference in June, I decided to adapt this idea for my son Henry. He just turned 6 and just started Kindergarten, and is in Phase II of the CVI Range.
The mother of a child with cortical visual impairment (CVI) created this anticipation calendar for her son.
I created this book, Emma Bear's Day, for my daughter, who has CVI (cortical visual impairment). Emma has cortical visual impairment and we have had a difficult time finding books that were suitable for her, so we decided to create our own children’s book for her and others to enjoy.
This picture book with black backgrounds and strong contrast was created by the mother of a child with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
From early on, literacy was a priority, even in those difficult first years when it was unclear what my son’s future might be like. Reading books together became a routine that continues to this day. Wanting to make a book that would be meaningful to him was important. With cortical visual impairment, that meant considering the CVI characteristic of novelty (Roman-Lantzy). Novelty means that new objects are hard. It is easier for our kids to look at familiar objects and toys (Roman-Lantzy).
The mother of a young child with CVI shares tips on making literacy meaningful for children with cortical visual impairment.
I am the mother of a busy, independent and determined 9-year-old boy named Liam. He will be going into 4th grade this year. Recently I ordered the new Dot Watch for Liam and I am in love! I have always believed in getting technology into the hands of my son as early as possible. I got the watch for him because I wanted him to have the
We have all seen "sticker charts" or some sort of tracking sheet that is used for incentives or to reinforce good behavior. I created a tactile incentive chart for my son Liam (9 years old, deafblind). This can be used for reading charts, behavior plans, chore charts etc. I really like this chart because it can easily be used over and over again without having to purchase more stickers or print off new chart sheets...and of course because it is accessible for students who are blind!
The student will earn a "reward" when he collects 10 golf tees.
All children need to feel motivated, but often incentive charts are not accessible to those who are blind, low vision or deafblind. Make an accessible tactile chart for kids who are visually impaired!
My son Liam is a third-grader in a mainstream classroom. Liam is deafblind and a braille reader. His class does something called "Star Student". This is where one child is highlighted for the week; the student gets to write on a special poster that describes things that are important to them.
My son Liam (third grade, deafblind) is learning how to play the game chess. He currently knows the name of the pieces and has labeled his "accessible" chess board already. We worked together on writing the rules for each of the pieces while we learned the game together. He completed one "rule" or one "piece" each day. Liam would write each set of rules either on his brailler or his Focus 14 (refreshable braille screen). We were learning about the game of chess while working on writing complete sentences; making sure we used capitals at the beginning of the sentence and correct punctua
My son, who is deafblind, is learning to play the game of chess using an accessible board. It's a fun way to practice braille literacy skills for kids who are blind or visually impaired.
Each week my son, who is in first grade, brings home four new vocabulary words. The photo on the right shows how new sight words are presented to my son who has cortical visual impairment (CVI) and is in Phase III CVI (Roman-Lantzy). The words are outlined in red, which is his preferred color. This shows the shape of the word more clearly.
Tips from a parent to teach sight words to children with CVI (cortical visual impairment), Phase III, using bubble sight words, with word or letter shapes outlined in the child's preferred color.